: it's now the weeks since the u.s. began firing missiles over libya to enforce united nations approved a no-fly zone. the mission has not been without criticism from republicans. >>reporter: an unusual sight in unusual times. a live in man and the just liberated city, kids thanks for coalition air strikes that have helped give rebels seeking to take down khaddafi the chance to regroup. a successful weekend for the opposition. on sunday they also added to keep oil town to their territory. democratic senator carl chairman of the armed services committee had this to say about who ultimately will decide it the nation's future. >> the people of libya can remove the dictator. we're not going to be the ones to remove him. >> president barack obama was begun america's involvement monday evening. as the white house seeks to answer those who say the mission is not clearly defined. senator john mccain had this to say about his expectations for the president's remarks. >> on the one hand they say its humanitarian, on the other hand if to say khaddafi moscow. i hope the president will clarify that.